I know that there is a "story identification" tag, and is clear to know if the question is on-topic (by the description of the story containing Sci-Fi/fantasy elements).

There is also a "object-identification" but my problem is that, since I don't know what my object is, I can't use it in the proper way, like identifying an object within a franchise. I want to identify an object that clearly belongs to Sci-fi genre, without knowing the franchise.

My question would be like posting a picture of and X-wing and asking what kind of spaceship it is, without knowing that it is a Star Wars vehicle.

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    If it's clear that the thing you're identifying is related to a work of sci-fi or fantasy I think you'll be ok. Make sure you have done some of your own research -- and can show it -- or you risk getting downvoted.
    – KutuluMike
    Commented Dec 9, 2015 at 18:54

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So long as you have valid reason to believe it is associated with a SF/F property, yes.

I had my own object identification question which was well received and had no close votes.

  • useful. I also din't know there was a "toys" tag, which is quite relevant. Thanks.
    – Kreann
    Commented Dec 9, 2015 at 19:03
  • Good answer. Another example of 'object-identification'.
    – Möoz
    Commented Dec 9, 2015 at 21:30

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